Our friends at Sweet Reads are as dedicated as we are to inspiring a love of reading early. Through a number of book drives, they have generously donated 1,078 new books to Children’s Aid, making it possible for every child in our early childhood services to take home a new book during National Reading Month. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their partnership, which helps us nurture strong, lifelong readers, one book at a time.
“We want to keep kids engaged and excited about reading so we look to keep their libraries replenished,” said Tamiko Hubbard, executive director of Sweet Reads. “We were excited to partner with Children’s Aid – it was a perfect fit, particularly for this month.”
Sweet Reads isn’t done yet. They hope to reach their goal of donating a total of 1,200 books to Children’s Aid before the end of March. If you are interested in helping Sweet Reads support Children’s Aid and other organizations, there are a couple of opportunities to donate books or your time.
Sweet Reads will also host a “Beauty and the Beast” book fair at Barnes & Noble, in Bridgewater, NJ, on April 1, which will feature story time, a tea party, and an appearance and from a special Disney princess. Families in attendance will also have the opportunity to win a “Beauty and the Beast” prize pack with a submitted Sweet Reads book fair voucher.
If you can't attend the book fair but would still like to support Sweet Read’s fundraising efforts, a portion of your purchase at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or online will go to Sweet Reads if you provide book fair ID 12115648 at checkout.
You can find more details about Sweet Reads and their event on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sweetreadsorg/